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on libya security and how the government is dealing with malicious, tribal conflicts and supporters of former president qadhafi. from the carnegie endowment for international peace, this is nearly two hours. >> good afternoon and welcome to the carnegie endowment. a senior associate in the eastern program here. i am very happy to -- that we were able to bring you a group of knowledgeable speakers about the situation in libya. as we all know, libya has very much been in the headlines in the last few days, but not necessarily -- what emerges from the news coming out of libya is a very confusing situation. on the other hand, the government seems to have little control, very little control on what's going on in the country to the point where they could not prevent an attack on the consulate in benghazi. at the same time the government that is extremely interested in incorporating with united states, extremely insisted to behave the way the government should do in a situation of this sort. in addition, something -- we see that they take a position in favor of government control. and the
americans in the mosque -- lost this week in libya and keep their families in our frairs and thoughts, it is significant that we come here today in dedication to find every piece of information we can find that will determine how better to keep the americans that serve us so well safe as they try to keep us safe. with that, mr. chairman, i thank you for holding today's hearing. three years ago, on november 5th, 2009, nation was shocked by the mass shooting that the occurred a the l army deployment center located at fort hood, texas. during the shooting 13 lives were lost. 43 individuals were wounded and the lives of so many others were forever changed. later became evident that the warning signs existed well before the tragedy and should have, at the minimum been further investigated. both the fbi, and the democrat of defense had knowledge of the potential as the threat to homeland security. the actions leading up to the mass cur by major nadal the soul suspect should be sparked a greater concern on the part of the officials. yet, dots were not connected. information not shared and t
. after that, kentucky senator rand paul talks about his bill to cut u.s. aid to pakistan, libya, and egypt. then, live coverage as the senate returns for votes on the continuing resolution to my aid to middle east countries, and the so-called sportsmen's bill. tomorrow on washington journal, correspondent david ingram reviews the justice department's inspector general report on fast and furious. warrants michele, president of the economic policy institute discusses how american families are doing in today's economy. retired colonel frederick sleigh he talks about this week's cyber -based attacks at bank of america and j.p. morgan chase that kept banks from doing business. washington channel live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on it c-span. >> when i first came down to washington and did not know what an ig did. my experience as a prosecutor, we seldom, occasionally would run into a large force of arms. they would be our agents. for while i was doing mortgage right cases. and i was dealing with the inspector general which was of very good law enforcement agent, but did not of the big pictu
, the attacks last week in libya that took the lives of ambassador stevenson three other americans in libya that took the lives of ambassador stevenson three other americans in libya that took the lives of ambassador stevenson three other americans war are, colorado the lives of ambassador stevenson three other americans war, colorado and oak creek wisconsin's demonstrate we must remain vigilant and prepared and certainly, our thoughts are with those impacted by the senseless attacks. >> i have some questions about the implementation of this training change. various descriptions of it in response to the msn's of my fun -- [inaudible] [no audio] >> the will come to order. i apologize to running late, even though it doesn't appear as a lot is happening around here. i'm sorry for the competing process. i want to thank everyone for coming. i'm very, very pleased to welcome robert stephen beecroft, was a career foreign service officer nominated by president obama to be our ambassador to iraq. and i think all of us on the committee are pleased the president has nominated somebody of high caliber,
amendments that i wish to call down. first, not one penny should be sent to libya until the assassins are delivered to justice. not one penny should go to egypt until they guarantee the safety and protection of our embassies. and, second, not one more penny should go to pakistan until the doctor who helped us get bin laden is freed. is it too much to ask of the senate -- i'm more than willing to cooperate. i'm more than willing to let those go home who want to go home and campaign. i know it's going to be a tough election for the other side. but the thing is, i'm more than willing to let you go home any time. i do this because it's important that our allies act like allies. it's important that we have a vote, that this senate go on record and say, do you support the american taxpayer, do you want to help the man who helped us get bin laden? and so, mr. president, i ask unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments and call up amendment 2783 and also another amendment that is at the desk and yet to be numbered. the presiding officer: is there an objection? the majority leader.
was in benghazi when he was living literally under threat everyday. i was on libya on july 7. we went downtown and tripoli and thousands of libyans came by and saw him and said thank you, america. they had a free and fair election and this is an act of terror, to spout what you will see, the u.n. ambassador and her presidency. my friends, you don't bring the ambassador says it's all because of the video. my friends, the united states has an advocacy for the freedom of speech. their kids and their mothers basement in their underwear that are having these videos. are we going to condemn everyone of them? know, we're going to tell them that america stands for free speech. to blame it on a video -- what this is all about is the radical islamists taking an obscure video that nobody ever saw or heard of in exploiting it in spreading it around and stirring up people so that they can defeat the things that we stand for and believe in. they want to destroy the effort of these people towards freedom and democracy. i won't even go into it, but the point is that america has got to lead. ronald reagan very
and the president indicated we are going to get to the bottom of exact rate what happened in libya and we are going to pursue the attackers and pursue the assassins, track them down and bring them to justice. obviously it's a murky situation and it's important to get the facts right and that is exactly what we are in the process of doing. is important to get to the facts before you decide to jump to conclusions. it was very unfortunate early on in this process that the republican presidential candidate mitt romney try to exploit these tragedies. [inaudible] >> it think the administration said from the beginning that the important thing is to get them back and that is what they are working on right now. the president has been abundantly clear that we will track down the killers and bring them to justice. >> it is speaker boehner left congress -- [inaudible] [inaudible] >> the house passing a bill does not produce a law. actually it's a way of giving an excuse to the american people when their taxes go up or where there are cuts of all these different programs from our national defense to our domesti
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